WWE Raw Preview, May 18: McIntyre vs Corbin, Axe Throwing Contest, Asuka Begins New Era

Drew McIntyre battles Baron Corbin in an inter-brand showdown

Universal Champion Drew McIntyre has been unstoppable since his victory at the Royal Rumble and subsequent WrestleMania title win. A proud babyface, McIntyre now prepares himself for a brand-to-brand invitational that will see him taking on SmacKDown’s King Corbin.

The King Of The Ring has vowed to put the champion back in his place while The Sexy Scotsman claims to have a Claymore Kick in store for the bald heel.

Who will reign supreme in this inter-brand showdown?

Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross defend Women’s Tag Team Titles against The IIconics

Peyton Royce and Billie Kay crashed “A Moment Of Bliss” immediately upon their return last week and thereafter defeated WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross in a non-title match.

Now that The IIconics have earned themselves a solid chance to recapture the titles, will Bliss and Cross be able to topple their challengers? Or will Peyton and Royce pull off a huge upset and make Monday nights “IIconics”?

The Street Profits to face The Viking Raiders in an axe-throwing contest

Last week, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins schooled Erik and Ivar with a 74-2 victory in a basketball game. The teams will again face off tonight, but this time in an axe-throwing contest.

With the odds in The Viking Raiders’ favor, can The Street Profits manage to score yet another win tonight?

Edge Answers Randy Orton’s Challenge

Edge and Randy Orton will be present at the Performance Center tonight to discuss business as usual. The Viper has challenged The Rated R Superstar to a stipulation-free pro wrestling match at Backlash and the Hall Of Famer is yet to answer the same.

Following their cold-blooded match at WrestleMania 36, is Edge prepared for yet another brutal showdown with Orton?

Asuka kicks off a new era

Becky Lynch crowned 2020 Women’s Money In The Bank winner Asuka the new RAW Women’s Champion before taking maternity leave last week. The Empress was looking for a fight but The Man confronted her with humbleness and a mixed sense of joy and sorrow.

Tune in to RAW at 8/7 C on USA Network to witness Asuka usher in a new era!